By Samantha McKenzie
(Sources: U.S. Census Bureau 2013-15; The World Bank Data)
There are 3.5 billion women in the world.
657 million live in China. Another 600 million live in India.
162 million women live in the United States.
Our nation’s capital has the largest female population than any other state. The top five states are Delaware, Rhode Island, Alabama, Maryland and New York.
In 39 states, women outnumber men.
In America, 75.6 million women are in the work force.
1.6 million women are veterans.
There are 9.9 million women-owned businesses in America, with annual earnings of $1.4 trillion.
Women make up 43% of U.S voters.
43.5 million women in America are mothers. 5.2 million are stay-at-home moms.
67.1 million women are married.
12.7 million women are currently enrolled in college.
30.2% of women in the U.S. have college degrees.
500,000 women participated in the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017.
My friend Dawn Onley was one of them.
Those who couldn’t make the trek to Washington, D.C., joined together in solidarity in their respective cities. Experts say, more than 1 million rallied in the U.S. and around the world.
As I watched from a distance, I was inspired and could only think –
Girl power is real. The sisterhood is on fire. Unity is amazing. Love is contagious. The magic is real. We’ve got the juice!
The world’s not ready for these ladies, but it doesn’t matter, we’re coming anyway. Women who hope are just getting started.
If you attended the march or know someone who did, post their pictures here. Let’s show the world just how powerful we are.